If Everyone Knew
The prison system in the United States is a profit-making industry.
Private corporations operate over 200 facilities nationwide and are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Six corporations control virtually all American media.
News Corp. owns over 27 television stations and over 150 newspapers. Time Warner has over 100 subsidiaries including CNN, Time Magazine, and The CW.
Best Political Memes from the 2012 Election
The good people of the internet have always been adept at calling-out anybody for ANYTHING. When you left a note in the comments section of that back-flipping, bald cat video on Reddit, did you accidentally write a story about “loosing” your virginity instead of “losing” you virginity? Well, congratulations because the only thing that the internet cares about, at the moment, is your spelling mistake. Politicians are no safer.Read more »
How to Escape from Zip Ties
We chose these because realistically if someone was determined to go out and buy zip ties to use to illegally restrain someone, they’d likely hit the local hardware store and find the toughest ones they could.Read more »
Little Words with Absolutely Huge Meaning - Use Them
As children many of us hyped the statement, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Clearly, it doesn’t take long to realize that words have far more weight than we want to realize. They influence thoughts, feelings, actions and states of mind. Even little words often have big meaning.
Think about it. Whether you want to land your dream job, improve your friendships, save your marriage or retain your employees; the words you choose can make all the difference.Read more »
Oil price rises on stimulus hopes
BANGKOK (AP) — Oil rose to near $89 a barrel Tuesday in Asia amid hopes China and the U.S. will take new steps to bolster their economies.
Benchmark crude was up 18 cents at $88.61 a barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose $1.33 to end at $88.43 in New York on Monday. Brent crude was up 11 cents at $103.48 on the ICE futures exchange in London.Read more »
5 Reasons Humanity Is Terrible at Democracy
In the middle of the heated health care debate in 2010, the anchors at Fox News got a memo from the bosses telling them to start referring to the Democrats' plan as "government-run health insurance" rather than use the term "public option," which everyone else was using.
Why? Because CBS and NBC both ran polls showing that when you call it the "public" plan, up to 75 percent of the people are in favor -- after all, everybody likes public parks and public libraries, etc. It's a friendly word.Read more »
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End of the middle class and the Fed explained: video
If an alien from planet Zenon lived amongst humans for some time and then explained the end of the middle class and how the Federal Reserve works to a second alien, it might sound something like this.
Just something sad but true in celebration of T.G.I.F. (that’s ‘Thank God It’s Friday’, in case you don’t read text or Newspeak).Read more »
'American Drug War: The Last White Hope'
A Film by Kevin Booth
Uploaded by TheStraight911Truth
Thirty-five years after Nixon started the war on drugs, we have over 1 million nonviolent drug offenders living behind bars.
The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history. The question has become, how much more can the country endure. Inspired by the death of four family members from "legal drugs," Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug War has become such a big failure.Read more »
America: We’re (Not) #1!
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